Saturday morning film sessions are going to be pretty sweet for local offensive coordinators.
High-powered offenses were on full display during Week 3 of the prep football season. 15 teams put up 40 or more points Friday night, and every game involving local teams saw one squad notch at least 21 points.
The biggest performances of offensive mastery came from Lake Stevens and Archbishop Murphy. The powerhouse programs each put up 73 points as they rolled to blowout wins over Monroe and Cleveland, respectively.
Mount Vernon and Cascade combined for 95 points in a double-overtime shootout at Everett Memorial Stadium that featured a pair of running backs that found the end zone four times, and Arlington (44 points), Glacier Peak (49), Mariner (51), Granite Falls (42), Snohomish (56) and Mountlake Terrace (40) all posted season-high point totals on their way to victory.
Here’s how it all went down:
Mount Vernon 48, Cascade 47, 2OT
The Mount Vernon Bulldogs prevailed over the Cascade Bruins 48-47 in double overtime behind four touchdowns from running back Victor Martinez.
Although Martinez finished with 76 yards on 16 carries on his way to the four scores, Cascade running back Davanta Murphy-Mcmillan posted the loudest numbers. Murphy-Mcmillan carried the ball 43 times for an eye-popping 313 yards and racked up four touchdowns.
It was a back-and-forth contest after the Bruins jumped out to an early 19-0 lead. The Bulldogs stormed back, scoring on the first two possessions of the second half after recovering an onside kick.
After that, the teams went blow for blow.
After back-to-back fumbles in overtime, the difference ended up being a missed extra point after Murphy-Mcmillan’s fourth score of the game on the first possession of the second overtime period. The Bulldogs, who were aided by a pass interference call on their final drive of the game, were able to punch it in on Martinez’s fourth touchdown of the night and converted the extra point to seal the victory.
With the win, the Bulldogs move to 2-1 on the season, and 1-0 in Wesco 4A play while the Bruins fall to 1-2, and 0-1 in league.
Glacier Peak 49, Jackson 10
Tyson Lang led the Grizzlies to a 49-10 win over the Jackson Timberwolves with three passing touchdowns on Friday night.
Matt Torgenson ran for a touchdown and returned a kickoff 100 yards for another score for Glacier Peak.
Glacier Peak moves to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in Wesco 4A. Jackson falls to 0-3 overall and 0-1 in Wesco 4A.
Roman Vicente hauled in a 60-yard touchdown pass for Jackson.
Mariner 51, Kamiak 6
Behind dual-threat quarterback Jackson Cole, who combined for six touchdowns, the Mariner Marauders cruised to a 51-6 win over the Kamiak Knights to earn their first victory of the season.
With the win, the Marauders improve to 1-2, and 1-0 in Wesco 4A play, while Kamiak falls to 0-3 and 0-1 in Wesco 4A.
Lake Stevens 73, Monroe 28
Arlington 44, Stanwood 10
Ferndale 41, Marysville Getchell 14
Marysville Pilchuck 34, Squalicum 7
Marysville Pilchuck scored the game’s first 34 points on its way to a Wesco 3A North road victory over Squalicum.
Dylan Carson rushed for three touchdowns and Jake Elwood ran and threw for a score to help lead the Tomahawks (3-0, 2-0 Wesco 3A North).
Ben Schlenbaker’s 55-yard TD run with 11 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter kept the Storm (1-2, 0-2) from being shutout.
Snohomish 56, Shorewood 10
Snohomish blitzed Shorewood with 56 unanswered points, all in the first half, to begin the Wesco 3A South matchup Friday, as five different Panthers rushed for touchdowns in the opening two periods.
Joshua Vandergriend carried 9 times for 90 yards and a score and returned an interception for another touchdown in the Panthers’ league opener.
Tyler Larson’s three carries in the game all went for touchdowns for Snohomish (1-2 overall, 1-0 Wesco 3A South).
JR Shirai rushed for a 55-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to help Shorewood (1-2, 1-1) avoid the shutout.
Shorecrest 35, Everett 7
Shorecrest quarterback Eladio Fountain ran for a touchdown and passed for another to lead the Scots (2-1 overall, 1-1 Wesco 3A South) to a conference win over Everett.
Fountain started the scoring by taking it in from nine yards out, and found Derreck Williams on a 30-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.
Maliquei Noland helped the Seagulls (0-3, 0-2) avoid the shutout with a 13-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.
Meadowdale at Lynnwood, ppd.
The Wesco 3A South matchup between Edmonds School District rivals Meadowdale and Lynnwood, scheduled for an 8 p.m. kickoff Friday at Edmonds Stadium, has been postponed to Saturday at 4:30 p.m. after the theft of some copper wiring that helps power the stadium lights, Lynnwood athletic director Rob McMains said.
“Half the lights at Edmonds Stadium won’t turn on,” McMains said. “This is a new one, but we’ll get it figured out.”
The 5 p.m. game between Woodinville at Edmonds-Woodway at Edmonds Stadium was unaffected because there was enough natural light to complete the game without the stadium lights, McMains said.
“It wasn’t really discovered until we went to turn the lights on at the end of the Edmonds-Woodway game,” he said.
Meadowdale coach James Harmon said that his team was disappointed by the postponement, but the Mavericks would be ready to play on Saturday.
“We organized our week and our day around being ready to play this game (Friday) at the optimal time, but it’s out of my hands. Whenever we’re told to play, we’ll be ready to play.”
Harmon said the Mavericks weren’t able to warm up at Edmonds Stadium, and were on a bus from the Lynnwood campus to Edmonds Stadium when Harmon began getting text messages suggesting the game might not be played.
“We kind of had an idea we might not play, and when we got there and got off the bus, the administrators told us the game was being postponed.”
Woodinville 35, Edmonds-Woodway 7
Edmonds-Woodway (1-2, 1-0 Wesco 3A South) couldn’t get much going offensively against the Falcons, amassing just 187 total yards — 92 passing and 95 rushing.
A fourth-quarter touchdown pass helped the Warriors avoid the shutout.
Cedarcrest 21, Sultan 0
Deuce Knowles lead Cedarcrest to a 21-0 win over Sultan with a game-high 158 passing yards and one touchdown on Friday.
Nathan Gerde recorded a 48-yard rushing touchdown and kicked all three extra points.
Cedarcrest moves to 2-1 overall on the season and Sultan falls to 1-2.
Zane Sailor rushed a total of 65 yards for the Turks.
Sedro-Woolley 47, Oak Harbor 13
Oak Harbor fell to 1-2 with a non-conference road loss to Sedro-Woolley.
Mountlake Terrace 40, Nathan Hale 0
Mountlake Terrace improved to 1-2 with a non-conference road win over Nathan Hale.
Archbishop Murphy 73, Cleveland 0
Archbishop Murphy completely dominated visiting Cleveland in every phase of the non-conference game between the two teams Friday, racking up seven rushing touchdowns, two passing touchdowns, a punt return touchdown and two safeties on defense.
Joe Ennis ran for a score, caught a touchdown pass and returned a punt for a score for the Wildcats (3-0).
Cleveland (1-2) was held to -66 yards of offense in the game.
Lakewood 41, Evergreen 17
Lakewood scored 41 unanswered points to overcome a 17-point halftime deficit in a non-conference road victory over Everegreen.
Quarterback Jared Taylor ran for three touchdowns and threw for another score to help lead the Cougars (3-0) to their third straight victory to start the season.
Lakewood’s Landen Pruitt added a pair of rushing touchdowns.
Nooksack Valley 28, King’s 21
King’s (0-3) fell just short of its first victory of the season in a non-league road loss to Nooksack Valley.
Granite Falls 42, Klahowya 0
The Granite Falls Tigers dominated the Klahowya Eagles from start to finish on the road to earn their first win of the season.
The Tigers were led by the duo of quarterback RJ Gese and wide receiver Mason McBride, who combined for two long touchdown passes in the first half to help Granite Falls build a 25-0 lead at the half.
The Tigers were able to add on to their lead in the second half and preserve the 42-0 shutout over the Eagles.
With the win, Granite Falls improves to 1-2 on the season while Klahowya falls to 0-3.
Friday Harbor 53, Coupeville 7
Coupeville (1-2) managed a first-quarter touchdown, but nothing else in a non-conference loss to Friday Harbor (2-1).
Chelan 41, South Whidbey 6
South Whidbey fell to 2-1 with a non-conference road loss to Chelan.